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Hadassah Convention Sets Capital Example For Power Of Women 1,500 To Advocate On Hill; Roster Of Elected And Appointed Officials To Speak To 2,000 Delegates
With Washington, DC as its convention site, Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America, will set a capital example for the power of women in the nation’s seat of government. One of the many highlights of the Hadassah National Convention, to be held July 17-20, will be a visit to Capitol Hill by some 1,500 Hadassah members from 37 states, who will hold more than 150 meetings with their own Members of Congress.

Hadassah Doctors Fly To Sri Lanka To Aid Tsunami Victims
Four doctors from the Hadassah Medical Center at Ein Kerem left Israel for Colombo, Sri Lanka on Sunday to aid victims of an undersea earthquake that struck off the coast of Indonesia.

Hadassah Establishes Emergency Fund To Help Medical Professionals Volunteer Their Services In South Asia
Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America, has set up a fund for South Asian tsunami relief. Money donated to Hadassah in the U.S. for this purpose will be used to assist a number of Hadassah staff physicians, nurses and other medical personnel who have volunteered to travel from Israel to Southeast Asia to provide their skilled services to the relief efforts.

Hadassah Establishes Program For Young Women To Take A Stand!
A newly established program at Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America, is capturing the attention and imagination of its young leaders and donors: in one day at the recent annual convention, Take a Stand! raised $180,000.

Hadassah Establishes Relief Fund For Hurricane Victims
With many months of recovery and reconstruction work needed to repair the devastation left by Hurricane Charley, Hadassah the Women’s Zionist Organization of America, has launched a special appeal to raise assistance funds.

Hadassah Grieves Death Of Christopher Reeve
Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America, joins with all Americans in grieving the loss of Christopher Reeve, who even in the face of overwhelming physical disability maintained his courage of conviction and ability to act on it. We send his family our deepest condolences.

Hadassah Hails Federal Court Ruling Finding So-Called ‘Partial-Birth Abortion Ban’ Unconstitutional
Hadassah applauds today’s ruling by U.S. District Judge Richard Casey (Southern District, New York) that finds the so-called ‘Partial-Birth Abortion Ban,' signed by President Bush last year, unconstitutional on the grounds that it does not include an exception permitting the banned procedure when necessary to preserve a woman’s health.

Hadassah Mourns Former National President June Walker
June Walker, former National President of Hadassah, The Women’s Zionist Organization of America, from 2003 – 2007, has passed away after a long illness.

Hadassah Passes Resolution Calling For End To Trafficking Of Women
Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America, this week passed a resolution calling upon all nations to make the elimination of the trafficking of women a priority by strengthening anti-trafficking legislation, sharing information, aggressively prosecuting traffickers, and mounting public information campaigns.

Hadassah Pathologist Finds Anti-Inflamatory Drugs Effective In Preventing Liver Cancer
Anti-inflammatory drugs may be effective tools in preventing liver cancer, according to researchers at Hadassah Medical Center in the Ein Kerem suburb of Jerusalem and the Hebrew University Hadassah Medical School. The findings have been released today on the prestigious scientific journal Nature Web site, in the “Advanced On-Line Publication” site, prior to publication in a future issue of Nature.

Hadassah Plans SOS: State Of Stem Cells, Largest Ever Advocacy Day; Members Will Advocate In 42 State Capitals For Legislation To Provide Stem-Cell Research Funding
With state funding initiatives for embryonic stem cell research in the news almost daily, Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America, is launching a major national initiative this spring to encourage state legislators across the U.S. to pass favorable stem-cell research laws in their states.

Hadassah Praises Senate Passage Of Genetic Non-Discrimination Bill Urges House Of Representatives To Quickly Follow Suit
Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America, praised the Senate for its unanimous approval (98-0) of the “Genetic Information Non-Discrimination Act” (S. 306). The Senate passed identical legislation in 2003 and had President Bush’s support, but the House of Representatives failed to act and the bill died when the last Congress adjourned.

Hadassah Research Reveals: Post Traumatic Stress Disorder May Be Predicted Through A Simple Blood Test
Researchers at the Hadassah Medical Center in Jerusalem have discovered that a simple blood test might enable psychiatrists to predict if a person will develop Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), while still in the emergency room, a few hours after the traumatic event occurred.

Hadassah Rolls Out Special Needs Training Wheels Program
In time for the new school year and the High Holidays, Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America, has rolled out a dynamic and comprehensive nationwide Jewish education program for children with special needs.

Hadassah Salutes President Bush For Historic Signing Of GINA, Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act
Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America, salutes President Bush for signing into law the “Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act” (GINA) (H.R. 493). Hadassah also applauds Congress for its hard work in passing this historic legislation, as well as the leadership of the GINA’s chief sponsors, Reps. Louise Slaughter (D-NY), Judy Biggert (R-IL), Anna Eshoo (D-CA) and Sens. Olympia Snow (R-ME) and Edward Kennedy (D-MA), and its co-sponsors.

Hadassah Supports Student Pro-Israel Efforts At Duke University
Concerned about the anti-Israel environment on college campuses, Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America, has once again acted to ensure that Jewish students have the resources necessary to empower themselves in the face of intense pressure from Palestinian programming.

Hadassah Thanks House Of Representatives And Rep. Eric Cantor For Special Appropriation To Hadassah
Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America, is extremely pleased that the House of Representatives today voted to approve HR 1268, making emergency supplemental appropriations. According to the House conference report, “the conferees recognize the importance of adequate healthcare for Palestinian women and children…and recommend $2,000,000 to support the healthcare activities of Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America.”

Hadassah Wishes Senator Kennedy Well
Nancy Falchuk, National President of Hadassah, made a statement upon hearing the sad news of Senator Ted Kennedy's diagnosis with a malignant brain tumor.

Hadassah Workshop Announced for UN Conference in Paris
At the United Nation’s 61st Annual Department of Public Information/Non-Governmental Organization (DPI/NGO) Conference, Hadassah: The Women’s Zionist Organization of America will run a workshop on one of its flagship causes: women’s rights in health. This year’s DPI/NGO Conference will be held in Paris, France, at the beginning of September at the UNESCO Headquarters.

Hadassah’s Annual National Convention To Take Place In Washington, DC, July 17-20
Close to 2,000 Hadassah members from all over the United States will gather in Washington, DC for the annual national convention of Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America, to be held Sunday, July 17 through Wednesday, July 20, 2004.

Hadassah’s Attorneys Council Offers Opportunity For Swearing-In At U.S. Supreme Court In Nation’s Capital
For attorneys, a swearing-in at the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, DC is one of the most prestigious and meaningful events of their professional lives. This year, the National Attorneys’ Council of Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America, has secured two dates for qualified attorneys, who are also Hadassah members, to be sworn-in at the highest court in the land.

House Speaker Pelosi Hosted By National President Falchuk At The Hadassah Medical Center
US Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and a bipartisan Congressional leadership delegation visited Hadassah Medical Center last week to learn about their world-class emergency initiatives, information that could be critical to the United States in the event of another attack.

Joyce Rabin, Of Woodmere, To Chair Hadassah’S 91St National Convention In Washington, Dc, July 17-20
National President June Walker has named Joyce Rabin of Woodmere, NY, to serve as Co-Chair of the 91st National Convention of Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America. Some 2,000 delegates will attend the annual gathering to be held Sunday, July 17 through Wednesday, July 20, 2005 in Washington, DC.

Judy And Sidney Swartz Center For Emergency Medicine Dedicated At Hadassah Medical Center At Ein Kerem
With the windy hills of Jerusalem as a backdrop underneath a Purim moon, Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America, celebrated its 93rd birthday last night by dedicating its newest facility, the Judy and Sidney Swartz Center for Emergency Medicine at Ein Kerem.

Judy Palkovitz, Of Pittsburg, To Chair Hadassah’S 91St National Convention In Washington, DC, July 17-20
National President June Walker has named Judy Palkovitz of Pittsburg, PA to serve as Co-Chair of the 91st National Convention of Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America. Some 2,000 delegates will attend the annual gathering to be held Sunday, July 17 through Wednesday, July 20, 2005 in Washington, DC.

June Walker Elected To Third Term As National President Of Hadassah 91St National Convention Ends With A Rousing Day On Capitol Hill
June Walker, of Rockaway, NJ, was elected to her third term as the 23rd National President of Hadassah at the organization’s 91st annual convention, which just concluded in Washington, DC.

June Walker Re-Elected Hadassah National President
June Walker of Rockaway, New Jersey, was re-elected the National President of Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America, at the organization’s annual national convention held last month in Phoenix, AZ. She is the organization’s 23rd national president, a post to which she can be re-elected three times for a total of four years; this is her second year in office.

Leah Reicin, Of Skokie, Addresses Youth Assembly At Un
Hadassah National Board member, Leah Reicin, of Skokie, Illinois, was a keynote speaker today at the three-day Youth Assembly at the United Nations. In her capacity as the Hadassah National Chair of Youth Aliyah, Reicin told the dramatic story of this Israeli national youth-service project, beginning in the 1930s when Henrietta Szold, the founder of Hadassah, took on the task of saving the lives of German Jewish children.

Major Laboratory Breakthrough In Parkinson's Disease Research At Hadassah Medical Center In Jerusalem
In what is considered a major medical breakthrough, researchers at the Hadassah University Medical Center in Jerusalem have succeeded in showing that human embryonic stem cells can improve the functioning of a laboratory rat with Parkinson's Disease. Findings of the research were published in the recent edition of the prestigious magazine Stem Cells.

Mission Of Hadassah Donors Off To Israel To Dedicate State-Of-The-Art Center For Emergency Medicine
The largest donor mission in the history of Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America, travels to Israel, March 21-27, to dedicate the Center for Emergency Medicine at Hadassah Medical Center in Ein Kerem.

Nancy Falchuk, RN, Of Newton Centre, Gives Scholarships To Three Hadassah Nurses
Upon the completion, last year, of her position as Hadassah International Coordinator, Nancy Falchuk was honored by her friends and colleagues in a most unusual way: they established a scholarship award in her name to recognize top nurses at Henrietta Szold Hadassah-Hebrew University School of Nursing in Jerusalem.

National President Of Hadassah Part Of Presidential Delegation To Israel
Nancy Falchuk, National President of Hadassah, is part of the Bush Delegation celebrating the 60th Anniversary of the State of Israel. The group includes June Walker, Chairperson of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations and Immediate Past National President of Hadassah, and the Honorable Linda Lingle, Governor of the State of Hawaii and a dedicated lifetime member of Hadassah.

Remembering the Triangle Fire, 100 Years Later
On March 25, 1911, a fire broke out at the Triangle Shirtwaist Company in New York City. The workers, mostly young immigrant women, were trapped by locked exits and inadequate fire escapes. 146 of the workers perished in the flames or jumped out windows to their deaths. The Triangle Fire became a symbol of industrial excess and the need for reform. In its aftermath, landmark occupational health and safety laws were passed. For the Jewish and Italian immigrant communities of the Lower East Side, the fire was especially tragic.

Ribalow Prize To Be Awarded To Author Joseph Epstein
Joseph Epstein, author of Fabulous Small Jews, has been selected as the winner of the 2004 Harold U. Ribalow Prize. Administered by Hadassah Magazine, the Ribalow Prize is awarded annually to an author who has created an outstanding work of fiction on a Jewish theme. This year’s panel of judges included Elie Wiesel, N. Scott Momaday and Jonathan Safran Foer, last year's Ribalow recipient.

Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist Visits Hadassah Medical Center
“Hadassah is tremendous, an outstanding facility with leaders in the maternal and fetal health arena; a facility readily adaptable to predictable and non-predictable events, designed and prepared with great thought for the future,” said Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist (R-TN), a renowned cardiac surgeon and transplant specialist, after an intensive tour of the Hadassah University Hospital-Ein Kerem.

The Intense Light of Jerusalem: The Strongest Glare in the World
Barbara Sofer, Hadassah's Director of Public Relations in Israel, writes about a poignant wedding seven years after a terror attack; HMO's extraordinary work fighting AIDS in Ethiopia; and Hadassah College Jerusalem's Environmental Health Sciences BSc program—the only one of its kind in Israel. And she reports a conversation between glass artist Dale Chihuly and Arthur Spector, architect of the Sarah Wetsman Davidson Hospital Tower, about the intense light in Jerusalem, which has "the strongest glare in the world." Read the Jerusalem Netletter

UN Forum Sheds Lights On Quiet Ways Israelis, Palestinians And Americans Work Together To Save Lives
In a powerful presentation at the UN today, a team of healthcare professionals from three major medical institutions that have been quietly working behind the scenes for four years reported on their efforts to save lives in Jerusalem.

With Israel In Crisis, Hadassah Responds From The Heart In Solidarity
Even though Hadassah’s annual national conventions are planned months and even years in advance, the largest women’s organization in the U.S. is able to shift on a dime when necessary. That is exactly what happened in Nashville, TN this week when some 2,000 delegates from all over the United States convened with Israel in crisis as the backdrop.

Young Judaea's Year Course Departs for Israel With Katrina Survivor
Mia Goldwasser, of Metairie, LA, almost missed being part of a record number of Young Judaea Year Course participants leaving for Israel today. The group’s only teen from the New Orleans area was on vacation with her parents in New York when Hurricane Katrina hit – but her passport and overseas suitcase were still at home.

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